My young chicken seems sick..... green poop, lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hoover67, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this chicken is about 5 months old. She (I think) is just sitting around. She does not run away when I get near her. She seems to want to sleep a lot. I know nothing about chickens. These are mutt chickens that were given to us a while ago. Other than her laziness, she has no other visable symptons. Any suggestions? I could take a picture of her if needed, however she looks fine. I even saw another hen jump on her back while she was sitting down.[​IMG]

    Symptoms:
    lethargic - does not run away when I approach her
    green poop
    full crop

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Yeah she seems sick. Isolate her from the others. How is her poop? Is she sneezing? Are her feathers ruffled? Try giving her a bit of yogurt and a hard boiled egg and watch her. She may need some meds. depending on her poop color and consistency. And if she is sneezing or has ruffled feathers.
     
  3. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sneezing. A couple of feathers seem out of place. I will look at her poop and try to isolate her. Can I put her in a large dog carrier for the meantime? I am just sick about this. My poor daughter goes out almost on the hour to make sure no one is picking on her!
     
  4. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures that my DD took:

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    They are a little blurry but maybe someone can help!!:eek:
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    A dog crate works great to isolate them.

    Not sure what could be wrong.
     
  6. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its poop is green. Does that indicate something specific?
    Michele
     
  7. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No improvement. Is there anything I should do? I feel terrible for it. All the others look good!
    Michele
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    if i am not mistaken, green poop can come from organ trouble.
    also, from eating blue foods, but that wouldn't cause illness.

    God bless your little chicken! may she recover and flourish.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Green poop can also be due to not eating enough. Have you monitored her eating and drinking?

    You mentioned, big crop...does it go flat by morning? If not, she could be impacted. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment.

    Jody
     
  10. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Her crop is still very large this morning. Any suggestions on what to do if the crop is impacted?

    Thanks.
     

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